Children of David & Amanda Knapp

Max is Now a Walker with Crawling Habits

Max is Now a Walker with Crawling Habits

I can type pretty fast.  I had two typing classes in high school and no, I wasn't required to take the same class twice. :-) One thing I always remember the teacher saying was to not look at our hands.  Most of us continued to look at our hands anyway.  That was why I got so fast.  It was easier than trying to type without looking at my hands.  Recently I discovered that I can type pretty quit without looking.  After years and years of typing I guess I memorized where the keys were at. In a similar way Max can walk but still crawls quite a bit.  Why?  It's just quicker than walking at the moment....

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Max Playing in the Snow for the First Time

Max Playing in the Snow for the First Time

Despite smiling in some of these pictures, Max did not enjoy his first time playing in the snow. Oh well, maybe next year. I believe these photos were taken back in December (2013).  I don't recall getting a lot of snow like we did in 2012 when Amanda's parents came to visit.  So far we are having a really nice spring.  It seems winter is gone.

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How We Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day 2014

How We Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day 2014

We are a little rusty on the story of St. Patrick, so we went ahead and told Max about the story of Noah because it includes a rainbow. St. Patrick's day was celebrated with brightly colored food.  Amanda is, of course, the master mind behind this idea.  Max enjoyed everything... it was food after all. Max didn't get pinched because he was wearing green.  I got pinched  on the lips several times by Max.  He didn't care if I was wearing green because apparently my lips scream out to him, "PINCH ME!" :-(

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Max Lost His Pants But Doesn’t Seem to Mind

Max Lost His Pants But Doesn’t Seem to Mind

It began as some innocent crawling around the apartment but what began as innocent ended up in embarrassment cuteness.  Max told me all the cool kids are doing this.

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Mommy’s Little Monkey

Mommy’s Little Monkey

It's long overdue for another post that is full of the cuteness of Max.  Amanda captured several great photos of her little monkey.  

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A Timeline Gallery of Max’s First Year!

A Timeline Gallery of Max’s First Year!

It is finished!  For the last year we have been keeping a timeline of Max by taking a photo of him each month.

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Max and Daddy Horse Playing

Max and Daddy Horse Playing

David and Max Horse Playing from David & Amanda Knapp on Vimeo....

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Max’s First Time in the Pool

Max’s First Time in the Pool

7 Months of Max and Counting

7 Months of Max and Counting

Lately Max has been full of smiles and I think this is due to his mom working with him.  She is doing an awesome job of keeping him on a schedule. One of the things we are discovering about Max is that 9 times of 10 he actually likes going to his bed for a nap.  Amanda has made me a big believer in structure. Max, a Work in Progress Here are some of the things he has recently started doing: He eats the meals that we all eat but in smaller portions. He likes to sway back and forth.  I think he is dancing. More aware of his surroundings.  He knows when his favorite person isn't in the room. He...

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Happy 29th Birthday Amanda!

Happy 29th Birthday Amanda!

From age 28 to age 29 I have to say that it was the most stressful but also the very best year with you. Stressful because we went on furlough, found out we were going to have a baby, moved into a new apartment, and are in the process of trying to figure out how to raise that baby. It is the best year because we found out we were going to have a baby and we are in the process of trying to figure out how to raise that baby. There is no way I would want to do this life without you.  It would be extremely difficult to raise Max by myself.  He needs his mommy and I need my beautiful...

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